OACPS Applauds Nigeria’s Technical Aid Corps

Sat May 14th, 2022 - Nationwide

The secretary general of Organisation of African Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, has acknowledged the importance of Nigeria’s role in the organisation, even as he urged Nigeria to share the brilliant story of the Technical Aid Corps (TAC).

Speaking at the ministry of foreign affairs, Georges who is on two-day working visit to Nigeria, said he was on outreach to some important member countries to share the vision and activities of the organisation.

He disclosed that his visit to the country was to inform the Nigerian authorities about the state of play of the new OACPS-EU partnership agreement and to intimate on the progress that the OACPS had made since he became the secretary general, adding that the new agreement would likely be signed by June 2022 in Samoa.

The secretary general who was accompanied by Nigeria’s Ambassador to Belgium, Obinna Chiedu Onowu, said by virtue of the Revised Georgetown agreement, the OACPS is now an international organization, stressing that OACPS was working on staffing and other housekeeping issues and implementing the decisions of Heads of State at the last summit in Nairobi in 2019.

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Georges also stressed the need to consolidate on the South-South Cooperation amongst OACPS members.

He disclosed that the 10th Summit of OACPS Heads of State and Government would hold in Luanda, Angola in December, 2022 where emphasis would be laid on the South-South cooperation.

Responding, the minister of state for foreign affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada, reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to the ideals of the organization, assuring of the country’s continued support for OACPS. He also commended the secretary general for the transformation going on at the organization.




source: Leadership